Steven Achiam (1976)
Born and raised in Denmark the author has a background in videophotograhpy and received a bacholor in photojournalism from The Danish School of Journalism, Århus in 2007.
His subject matters are humanistic storytelling and his work has been published in VG, De Morgen and Børsen.
For this he has received recognition from World Press Photo, PDN, POYi, Danish Press Photo of The Year, Lucie Awards, Best of Photojournalism and Unicef.
"SUMO" is an ongoing project.
Parts of this book alone has received 6 photo prizes.
As a spectator sport Japanese sumo wrestling has seen a fall in popularity for more than a decade and the 54 professional sumo stables are desperate recruiting overweight teens in public, such as in schools and restaurants, to secure the future of the sport.
This work was produced in the Tokyo prefecture in early 2007.